Coming into the main beer season, the brewery in Velké Popovice has expanded capacity for making its Kozel brand by almost one-fifth, to 49,000 hectolitres
This past Saturday, on Kozel Day, Velké Popovice brewery celebrated the 140th anniversary of its founding. Celebrations commenced with Brewery Director Jaroslav Hacko being joined by the Mayor of Velké Popovice village, Martina Čermákova. Shortly thereafter, Marketing Brew-master Vojtěch Homolka took the reins and ceremonially tapped the 140l barrel of Velkopopovický Kozel lager. More than 20,000 fans of the brew visited the brewery during the celebration, and the unfiltered lager and the popular Velkopopovický Kozel 11° topped the selections of people’s most-preferred beers that day. More than 36,000 beers (0.5l per serving) were consumed during this year’s Kozel Day, along with nearly 1,800 people taking part in the brewery tours, which offered insights on beer-making and its history. To toast the success of the Velke Popovice beer, 50 people lucky enough to bear the name ‘Kozel’ or ‘Kozlová’ were invited by the brewery to lift their pitchers in celebration.
Velké Popovice brewery will celebrate its 140th anniversary this Saturday, June 14 on Kozel Day. Marketing Master Brewer of the Velké Popovice brewery Vojtěch Homolka will tap the 140l wooden anniversary barrel with unfiltered lager and will toast to the brewery with people named Kozel and Kozlová. Bands Divokej Bill, Patrola Šlapeto, Děda Mládek Illegal Band and Sto zvířat will perform in the brewery during the traditional celebration. Visitors can look forward to brewery tours, traditional Czech cuisine as they knew it 140 years ago, Billy-goat’s News and can even opt to make the trip by historic train. Entrance is free of charge.
Velké Popovice brewery celebrates its 140thanniversary this year. Nearly a month before the main festival – Day of Kozel – Velkopopovický Kozel brought home two medals from the prestigious competition, Australian International Beer Awards.
In the picturesque historic brewery in Velké Popovice, they’ve been brewing good Czech beer for 140 years. Velké Popovice brewery invites you for guided tours with the wandering painter, who painted the beer labels with a billy-goat on them. Special tours are available to visitors for the Day of Kozel on Saturday, June 14.